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Solution: Carbon–carbon bond dissociation enthalpies have been measured for many alkanes. Without referring to Table 4.3, identify the alkane in each of the following pairs that has the lower carbon–carbon bond dissociation enthalpy, and explain the reason for your choice. (a) Ethane or propane

Problem

Carbon–carbon bond dissociation enthalpies have been measured for many alkanes. Without referring to Table 4.3, identify the alkane in each of the following pairs that has the lower carbon–carbon bond dissociation enthalpy, and explain the reason for your choice.

(a) Ethane or propane